Jean Colon, I.A. PRINCIPAL
2055 MAPES AVENUE, BRONX, NY 10460Phone: 718-561-3580
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The mission of KAPPA III is to foster a nurturing, learning environment that supports, challenges, and raises the expectations of young people in the Bronx. We provide a rigorous, accelerated academic program that prepares our students to attend high performing public and private high schools, graduate from one of our country's top universities, and then to take their place as one of America's next generation of civic leaders. At KAPPA III we create an environment where every student learns that hard work will pay off. Students learn that while the climb may be difficult, every student can reach the summit.
The population that KAPPA III serves is 39% African American, 58% Latino, and 3% other. Approximately 98% of our student population is eligible for free or reduced lunch. In September 2004, there will be 120 students enrolled in the school, with 60 in grade 5 and 60 in grade 6. The school will grow each year by 60 students until it reaches the number of 240, with grades 5 through 8.
Students demonstrate readiness to attend a KAPPA school through their commitment to education and the KAPPA model;familial commitment to education, especially the KAPPA model; and a strong record of school attendance.